Misal Pav

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Misal Pav
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Misal Pav
Alternative names Misal
Type Curry
Place of origin India
Region or state Maharashtra
Serving temperature Main dish, dinner, lunch
Main ingredients Sprouts, mutter, chick peas and chilly powder gravy
Variations misal vada
Food energy
(per serving)
550 cal kcal
Cookbook:Misal Pav  Misal Pav

Misal pav (spicy curry with bread - "pav" is the Indian colloquial for bread) is a traditional Indian dish. It consists of spicy curry usually made of sprouted moth beans, commonly known as matki and chilly powder gravy called 'Kutt'. The final dish is topped with potato-Chiwda mix, "Farsan" or "sev" (Indian noodles), onions, lemon and coriander (cilantro). It is usually served with bread toasted with butter and buttermilk or curd and papad.


Misal from Maharashta, West India known for its high spice content and is particularly known as Misal Pav. There are different version of Misal Pav such as Kolhapuri Misal, Nashik Misal, Puneri Misal, Khandeshi Misal and Nagpuri Misal; the first part indicating the origin on the misal. Other types are Kalya Masalachi Misal, Shev-misal, and Dahi (yoghurt) Misal.


Misal Pav

It is made of a variety of sprouted lentils. Misal in its original form is prepared using onion, ginger, garlic and other spices.[1] It has two parts, a thick curry of matki called "Ussal" which has less water content and a watery - spicy "cut" or "bite", the watery gravy is also called as rassa. Usually people mix these two according to their taste and requirement.


  1. ^ "A preparation method for Misal Pav". TV Show. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 1 May 2015.